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Skinny launches online only new business model - Skinny Direct
Posted on 5-Sep-2016 20:43Tags News, 4G

Skinny Direct is accessible via a new website and app. Customers sign up online, bring their own device, and can choose to bring their existing number. Comments (Comments)

Victoria appoints senior leader in digital technologies
Posted on 5-Sep-2016 19:44Tags News, Computing

Victoria University of Wellington has appointed Professor Steven Warburton, an internationally respected leader in digital learning and teaching, as its inaugural Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Digital Futures). Comments (Comments)

Spark Lab takes to the road, with plans to visit major centres across New Zealand
Posted on 5-Sep-2016 19:42Tags News, Web media

For the first time since launching in Auckland two years ago, Spark's free innovation and ideas workshop, Spark Lab, is going national. Comments (Comments)

Samsung dials up exploding phone problem
Posted on 5-Sep-2016 12:29Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

In a move that could cost many billions of dollars, Samsung has recalled the exploding Galaxy Note 7 phone. It has also halted new shipments of the phone which launched last month. Samsung had little choice after reports appeared of miniature blasts causing the phones to catch fire. The company conducted its own internal investigation […] Comments (Comments)

Slow path to smart cities: Huawei Connect
Posted on 4-Sep-2016 16:55Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

“There is no such thing as a smart city solution”, says Huawei’s Joe So. He says: “If anyone tells you they are doing it, they are lying1”. So should know. While his official job title is chief technology officer of industry solutions, enterprise business group, So also serves as the telecom equipment maker’s smart city […] Comments (Comments)

Southern Cross unveils plans for a high capacity express route between Sydney, Auckland and Los Angeles
Posted on 4-Sep-2016 10:36Tags News, Broadband

Southern Cross Cable Network confirmed an important milestone in the Southern Cross NEXT project. Comments (Comments)

Huawei introduces nova series of Android smartphones
Posted on 4-Sep-2016 10:22Tags News, Android

Huawei launches two new handsets offering a dynamic combination of beautiful design, powerful performance and fantastic camera. Comments (Comments)

Triton Hearing distributing Lyric hearing aid devices in New Zealand
Posted on 4-Sep-2016 10:10Tags News, Consumer Electronics

New Zealanders suffering from hearing loss who are self-conscious about wearing visible aids are set to benefit from the introduction of a new type of implanted hearing technology. Comments (Comments)

Garmin unveils VIRB Ultra 30 Ultra HD 4K action camera
Posted on 4-Sep-2016 09:01Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Thanks to its high precision sensors and GPS, the action camera automatically gathers meaningful G-Metrix data to show how far, how high, and how fast users live their adventures. Comments (Comments)

Garmin introduces Forerunner 35 GPS-enabled running watch
Posted on 4-Sep-2016 09:00Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The easy-to-use Forerunner 35 tracks essential data like distance, pace and personal records, and thanks to its built-in GPS, runners can track how far, how fast and where they’re running all without worrying about carrying a phone too. Comments (Comments)

New AR/VR space opens in Auckland
Posted on 3-Sep-2016 10:34Tags News, Computing

The AR/VR Garage will fuel Auckland's growing AR/VR community, which includes game developers, screen and film producers, animators, educators and digital storytellers. Comments (Comments)

International cyber security expert Paul Poteete joins Aura InfoSec
Posted on 3-Sep-2016 10:01Tags News, Security

Aura InfoSec has appointed leading Cyber Security and Information Warfare expert Paul W. Poteete to the position of Principal Consultant (Virtual Security Officer). Comments (Comments)

Premium sports wireless headphones brand Jaybird launches in New Zealand
Posted on 3-Sep-2016 10:00Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Jaybird blurs lines between sport and fashion with Freedom Wireless Bluetooth buds. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand customers who bought Samsung Note7 to have it replaced
Posted on 3-Sep-2016 09:17Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Samsung has issued today local information regarding the worldwide recall of its new Samsung Note7 smartphone. Spark New Zealand clarifies what it will be doing for its customers. Comments (Comments)

Huawei: Let a thousand clouds blossom
Posted on 2-Sep-2016 21:40Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Photo shows Ken Hu, Huawei rotating CEO Two years ago Huawei, a Chinese maker of telecommunications systems, said it wanted to be the world’s leading information technology company. This year, at the three-day Huawei Connect event held in a giant arena on the banks of Shanghai’s Huangpu River, the company outlined a plan for getting there. In […] Comments (Comments)

Sphero announces Force Band wearable device and special edition BB-8 Droid
Posted on 1-Sep-2016 16:01Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Expanding outside of the app-enabled robotic experiences, Sphero's Force Band attaches to the wrist and utilizes gesture based controls to operate the iconic BB-8 robot produced by the same company. Comments (Comments)

Fitbit unveils Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2
Posted on 1-Sep-2016 11:27Tags News, Consumer Electronics

New Fitbit Charge 2 adds advanced health and fitness features like "Relax" guided breathing and cardio fitness level (estimated VO2 Max). New swim-proof Flex 2 goes ultra-slim, with modern accessories to stay motivated in style Comments (Comments)

New 7th Gen Intel Core Processor is built for the immersive Internet
Posted on 1-Sep-2016 11:03Tags News, Computing

To power new immersive experiences, Intel's new 7th Gen Intel Core processors are specifically built to leverage performance and new media capabilities. Comments (Comments)

Volvo to recruit 400 software engineers to expedite development of self driving and electric cars
Posted on 31-Aug-2016 19:44Tags News, Internet of Things

Volvo is launching one of the largest engineering recruitment drives in its 89-year history as it boosts the development of next generation safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies. Comments (Comments)

Printicular launches with Android Pay in Australia
Posted on 31-Aug-2016 19:36Tags News, Consumer Electronics

With Android Pay, people can order and pay for prints straight from their phone's picture albums or social media accounts, and have pictures delivered to their homes. Comments (Comments)

Executives committed to digital business despite security concerns says Unisys study
Posted on 30-Aug-2016 18:16Tags News, Security

Nearly three quarters (72 percent) of the respondents agree that it is critical or very important for an organisation to modify IT processes and resources to support a digital business model. That represents an increase of 7 percentage points (up from 65 percent) from the response to a similar question in a Unisys-IDG study conducted in October 2015. Comments (Comments)

Timely hits major milestone and appoints new Head of Finance
Posted on 30-Aug-2016 18:11Tags News, SaaS

Appointment scheduling software company Timely has successfully reached another of their projected milestones by hitting a cash positive position on time and on target. Comments (Comments)

Renesas Electronics expands Renesas Synergy platform for the Internet of Things market in New Zealand
Posted on 30-Aug-2016 18:04Tags News, Internet of Things

New Zealand system developers can now create innovative embedded applications faster. Comments (Comments)

Ballance Agri-Nutrients adopts SAP S/4HANA
Posted on 30-Aug-2016 18:01Tags News, SaaS

SAP New Zealand and Soltius have this morning announced Ballance Agri-Nutrients, the New Zealand farmer-owned co-operative, as the first organisation in New Zealand to go live with the SAP S/4HANA technology platform as it embarks on its digital future. Comments (Comments)

Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Android’s new champion
Posted on 28-Aug-2016 14:08Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Packs every feature you might want in a phone and then some. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 at a glance For: All the features: camera, display, design, virtual reality. Against: Expensive. TouchWiz. Maybe: You’ll love the stylus or ignore it. Likewise iris scanner. Battery life. Verdict: Android’s deserving champion… for now. Price: NZ$1600 If you spend […] Comments (Comments)


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